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Fish Market Project reels in more than two tonnes of rubbish from the harbour

More than two tonnes of rubbish, including 300,000 plastic objects, have been removed from Sydney Harbour as part of the new Sydney Fish Market construction.

A priority for the project has been not just protecting, but improving the water quality of the harbour surrounding the site, including through a partnership with the Seabin Project. This Seabin program is jointly funded by the NSW Government, Multiplex and the Sydney Fish Market Pty Ltd.

In just 12 months, Seabins have removed more than 300,000 plastic items from the Sydney Fish Market site and filtered more than one billion litres of water for microplastics.

This has resulted in the removal of tonnes of litter from the seabed, including shopping trolleys to old slabs of concrete which is helping restore the quality of Sydney harbour for marine biodiversity.

Five seabins will operate during construction and remain after completion to ensure their use continues when the new Sydney Fish Market opens.

Progress is being made on site, including the installation of more than 230 marine piles, two of three tower cranes and nearing completion of the cofferdam.

The New Sydney Fish Market is delivering a waterfront promenade, ferry wharf and more than 6,000 square metres of new public open space. It will create about 700 jobs during construction, and will support 700 jobs once operational.